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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Queensland is 871,5991 2 3

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Queensland is 18.064 5 firearms per 100 people

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

ChartIn Queensland, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2016: 67,7786
2015: 63,114
2014: 57,876
2013: 52,5896 7
2012: 49,4996 8
2011: 47,805
2010: 44,0436 9
2009: 42,123
2008: 40,513
2007: 40,857
2006: 40,31410
1979: 12,00011

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Queensland is reported to be

2016: 184,36812
2015: 179,184
2014: 171,71312 13 14
2013: 164,85912 15 16
2012: 161,132
2011: 162,36912 15 16 17
2010: 159,41412 15 16
2009: 152,77212 15
2008: 151,656
2007: 155,09412 15 18
2006: 157,04212 15
2005: 155,677
2004: 157,82215 19
2001: 186,88420
1998: 180,00021

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Queensland is

2016: 3.824
2015: 3.76
2014: 3.65
2013: 3.56
2012: 3.54
2011: 3.64
2010: 3.63
2009: 3.55
2008: 3.62
2007: 3.80
2006: 3.94
2005: 3.99
2004: 4.14
2001: 5.1520
1998: 5.304

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Queensland is reported to be

2016: 792,3636
2015: 755,895
2014: 689,5176 13 14
2013: 645,4496 22 19 7
2012: 614,4286 22 19 7 8
2011: 599,0236 22 19 7 17
2010: 554,8716 22 19 23 7
2009: 543,9626 22 19 23
2008: 540,555
2007: 537,3476 22 19 18
2006: 535,74712 22 19
2005: 537,324
2004: 503,14622 19
2001: 506,35420
1998: 554,00021

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Queensland is

2016: 16.424
2015: 15.86
2014: 14.66
2013: 13.93
2012: 13.52
2011: 13.44
2010: 12.65
2009: 12.63
2008: 12.90
2007: 13.16
2006: 13.44
2005: 13.79
2004: 13.20
2001: 13.9520
1998: 16.334

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Queensland there are estimated to be 79,23624 2

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Queensland there are estimated to be 1.644 illicit firearms per 100 people

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 5025
2014: 56
2013: 57
2012: 57
2011: 49
2010: 77
2009: 65
2008: 67
2007: 67
2006: 64
2005: 52
2004: 63
2003: 75
2002: 71

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.0526
2014: 1.19
2013: 1.23
2012: 1.25
2011: 1.09
2010: 1.75
2009: 1.50
2008: 1.59
2007: 1.63
2006: 1.60
2005: 1.33
2004: 1.64
2003: 2.00
2002: 1.94

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual homicides by any means total

2015: 6927
2014: 37
2013: 40
2012: 5227 28
2011: 51
2010: 4927 29
2009: 45
2008: 4327 30 31
2007: 53
2006: 56
2005: 29
2004: 29
2003: 68
2002: 47
2001: 6130 31
2000: 61
1999: 70
1998: 67
1997: 67
1995/96: 7531
1994/95: 61
1993/94: 62
1992/93: 79
1991/92: 70
1990/91: 59
1989/90: 71

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.7832
2013: 0.86
2012: 1.14
2011: 1.14
2010: 1.11
2009: 1.04
2008: 1.02
2007: 1.29
2006: 1.40
2005: 0.74
2004: 0.76
2003: 1.82
2002: 1.29
2001: 1.71
2000: 1.74
1999: 2.03
1998: 1.97
1997: 2.00
1995/96: 2.27
1994/95: 1.88
1993/94: 1.96
1992/93: 2.55
1991/92: 2.32
1990/91: 1.99
1989/90: 2.45

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual firearm homicides total

2015: 227
2014: 5
2013: 4
2012: 1027 33
2011: 8
2010: 727 34
2009: 927 35
2008: 627 36
2007: 1127 37
2006: 727 38
2005: 527 39
2003/04: 740 27
2003: 1327 41
2002: 227 42

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1132
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.16
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.14
2007: 0.27
2006: 0.17
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.05

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual handgun homicides total

2015: 027
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 3
2007: 0
2006: 2
2005: 0

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual long gun homicides total

2015: 227
2014: 1
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 5
2009: 4
2008: 3
2007: 8
2006: 4
2005: 1
2003: 5
2002: 1

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0432
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.03
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.03

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Queensland, annual gun homicides (other) total

2015: 027
2014: 0
2013: 2
2012: 6
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 4
2008: 0
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 4
2003: 8
2002: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0032
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.10
2003: 0.21
2002: 0.03

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual suicides by any means total

2015: 74643
2014: 646
2013: 669
2012: 631
2011: 578
2010: 588
2009: 525
2008: 55343 44
2007: 520
2006: 494
2005: 459
2004: 453
2003: 466
2002: 537
2001: 50044
2000: 541
1999: 480

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2015: 15.6132
2014: 13.69
2013: 14.38
2012: 13.81
2011: 12.91
2010: 13.35
2008: 13.11
2007: 12.65
2006: 12.33
2005: 11.71
2004: 11.83
2003: 12.45
2002: 14.70
2001: 14.00
2000: 15.42
1999: 13.90
1009: 12.13

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual firearm suicides total

2015: 4843
2014: 47
2013: 52
2012: 43
2011: 37
2010: 66
2009: 49
2008: 56
2007: 51
2006: 55
2005: 39
2004: 38
2003: 47
2002: 57

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.0032
2014: 1.00
2013: 1.12
2012: 0.94
2011: 0.83
2010: 1.50
2009: 1.13
2008: 1.33
2007: 1.24
2006: 1.37
2005: 1.00
2004: 0.99
2003: 1.26
2002: 1.56

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual handgun suicides total

2015: 443
2014: 5
2013: 6
2012: 8
2011: 6
2010: 9
2009: 4
2008: 7
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 2
2004: 6
2003: 5
2002: 10

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0832
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.18
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.27

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, the number of long gun suicides is

2015: 4143
2014: 34
2013: 43
2012: 32
2011: 27
2010: 54
2009: 39
2008: 46
2007: 38
2006: 45
2005: 34
2004: 17
2003: 29
2002: 36

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.8632
2014: 0.72
2013: 0.92
2012: 0.70
2011: 0.60
2010: 1.23
2009: 0.90
2008: 1.09
2007: 0.92
2006: 1.12
2005: 0.87
2004: 0.44
2003: 0.77
2002: 0.99

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Queensland, annual gun suicides (other) total

2015: 343
2014: 8
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 3
2009: 6
2008: 3
2007: 10
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 15
2003: 13
2002: 11

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0632
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.24
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.39
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.30

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2015: 045
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 4
2010: 1
2009: 6
2008: 3
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 8
2004: 18
2003: 15
2002: 12

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.47
2003: 0.40
2002: 0.33

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2015: 045
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 3
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2002: 2

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2002: 0.05

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2015: 045
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 4
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 4
2003: 4
2002: 5

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.10
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.14

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2015: 045
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 4
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 8
2004: 14
2003: 11
2002: 5

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.14

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Queensland, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 046
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 3
2009: 1
2008: 2
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 0

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Queensland, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 046
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 2
2005: 0

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Queensland, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 046
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 3
2009: 0
2008: 2
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Queensland, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 046
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 0
2007: 3
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Queensland, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0032
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Queensland, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence47 48 49 50 51

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Queensland, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law52 53 54

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Queensland was categorized as 'minor'55

Firearm Imports

In Queensland, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law52 56 53 54

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Queensland is low57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Queensland, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law68

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Queensland include69 70 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Queensland is categorised as restrictive71

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Queensland includes the Weapons Act 1990,72 the Weapons Regulation 1996,73 and the Weapons Categories Regulation 199774

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Queensland are regulated by the Governor in Council75 and the Police76

Right to Possess Firearms

In Queensland, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law77 78 79

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Queensland, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and self-loading rifles and shotguns, and most handguns80 81 82 83 84 85 86

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Queensland, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable display, museum or collector's guns80 83

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Queensland, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is prohibited, lookalikes included, in all but exceptional circumstances80 87 84

Regulation of Handguns

In Queensland, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions88 89 90 85

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Queensland, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law80 91 92 87 82

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Queensland, only licensed gun owners93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Queensland are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, hunting, narrow employment requirements, use by sporting and theatrical organisations, and bona fide gun collectors.104 80 105 106 95 107 108 83 103
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason109 110 111 112

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Queensland is 18 years, or 11 years while under the immediate supervision of an appropriately qualified adult licence holder113 114 115 116

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Queensland must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, physical, addiction, domestic violence and other117 118 119 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Queensland, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required for some licence categories120

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Queensland stipulates117 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Queensland, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required121 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Queensland, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five to ten years, depending on the licence category122 108 123

Licensing Records

In Queensland, authorities maintain a record124 125 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Queensland are permitted to possess 1 category C rifle and 1 category C shotgun, with very limited exceptions,96 87 or no more than 1 pistol in the first 12 months of being issued a licence to possess a 'concealable' firearm90

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Queensland are permitted to possess magazines with a maximum capacity of up to 10 rounds84

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Queensland, the law requires124 126 125 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Queensland, licensed firearm dealers are required127 49 128 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Queensland, licensed gun makers are required127 49 128 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Queensland, State agencies are required129 130 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Queensland, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer, or in remote locations by police131 132 133 50

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Queensland, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful134 47 135 50

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Queensland is obliged136 98 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Queensland is obliged136 98 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Queensland, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is limited to no more than one pistol in the first 12 months of a licence to possess a 'concealable' firearm90

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

The number of licensed firearm dealers in Queensland is reported to be

1999: 280137

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Queensland, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 28 days for a first sale or transfer,138 139 with some exemptions for subsequent acquisition of the same type of firearm for which the owner already holds a licence

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Queensland, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated140 141 142 131 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Queensland include143 144 145 136 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Queensland include135 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 50 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Queensland include146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Queensland include145 154 155 50 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Queensland, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law156 157 158 159

Firearm Tracing

In Queensland, state authorities carry out160 161 162 163 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Queensland, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not164 165 166 167 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Queensland, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.109 110 111 112

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Queensland, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.109 110 111 112

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Queensland, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm168 is two to 13 years in prison169 131 126 134 47 101 170 111 157 158 171

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Queensland are known to have172 173 174 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn Queensland, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2013: 4,440174 175 176 177 178
2004: 18,612179 173 180
1997: 130,893172 181 182

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Queensland, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2004: 18,612179 173 180
1996-2001: 130,893172

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Queensland, it is not state policy183 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market


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